Royal Tourist #3 (1904)
First car driven by Joe Tracy who participated in five races associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904-1906)
Make: Royal Tourist
Finish Place: 13
Jan 21 2017
The driver/mechanician of the week is Al Poole- the mechanican for Joe Tracy in the 1904, 1905 , and 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Races and the 1905 and 1906 American Elimination Trials.
Jul 27 2016
Professor Pau Medrano Bigas, Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Barcelona, has forwarded several articles on William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and the Vanderbilt Cup Races from the Italian magazine La Stampa Sportiva published from 1902 to 1910.
Mar 19 2014
Tony Kaye has forwarded a September 1974 article by Henry Austin Clark Jr. on the Vanderbilt Cup Races describing many of the breakdowns and accidents. Here is the section on the 1904 race.
Aug 31 2013
Linda C: "Howard, who is the current owner of the Vanderbilt Cup trophy and how did they obtain it"?
Feb 12 2013
VanderbiltCupRaces.com contributor Walter McCarthy has forwarded this July 1944 article by driver Joe Tracy published in Veteran Motor Car Club of America's Bulb Horn. Illustrations were provided by the prominent artist Peter Helck.
Dec 12 2011
Eighteen racers participated in the first Vanderbilt Cup Race held on October 8, 1904. Photos of 17 of the 18 entrants at the Westbury starting line on Jericho Turnpike are shown here for the first time. The #10 Fiat arrived late at the starting line and began with a running start.
Feb 05 2011
Joe Tracy (1873-1959) was the only driver to participate in the first five races associated with the Vanderbilt Cup Races (1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the 1905 American Elimination Race, the 1905 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the 1906 American Elimination Race, and the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race). As part of the Rare Images series, check out these
Aug 01 2010
Links to posts related to the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race (Updated: December 31, 2011):
Jul 31 2010
Posts related to driver Joe Tracy Updated: September 24, 2011:
Jun 10 2010
In 1903 Edward Schurmer acquired control of the Hoffman Automobile and Manufacturing Company based in Cleveland, Ohio. He reorganized the company as the Royal Motor Car Company for the production of a new car called the Royal Tourist. As with many other automobile companies, Royal promoted their cars by entering the
Mar 04 2008
In one of the earliest sports films ever made, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup Race action was captured by cameramen G.W. Bitzer and A.E. Weed of the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company in Westbury and Plainedge.